catch (someone) unawares
Definition of catch (someone) unawares
: to affect (someone) without warning or without being expected The rainstorm caught us unawares.
Word by Word Definitions
: to capture or seize especially after pursuit
: to take or entangle in or as if in a snare
: something caught
: the total quantity caught at one time
: the act, action, or fact of catching
: some person : somebody
: without design, attention, preparation, or premeditation
: without warning : suddenly, unexpectedly
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